ICAC, Internet Crimes Against Children is a National network made up of 61 coordinated task forces. This Task Force Program is represented by over 4,500 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. These agencies continually engage in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the internet, training and technical assistance, victim services; as well as, community education.
The program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse images available electronically, and heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with potential underage victims. OJJDP created the ICAC Task Force Program under the authority of the fiscal year (FY) 1998 Justice Appropriations Act, Public Law 105–119. The Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act (“the PROTECT Act”) of 2008, (P.L. 110-401, codified at 42 USC 17601, et seq.), authorized the ICAC program through FY 2013. On November 2, 2017, the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to (PROTECT) Our Children Act of 2017 was signed into law, reauthorizing the ICAC Task Force Program through FY 2022
These personnel are critical in addressing the increased caseload and providing investigative assistance to law enforcement. Here at Precinct 5, we have an individual assigned strictly to ICAC and we are proud to say we have successfully assisted in ____ arrest over the past year.
Below is a few helpful links if you would like further information or feel you are in danger.